Punctuation used to delimit quotes within a sentence.

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With a direct quote—placement of a comma separating dependent and independent clauses: inside the close quotation mark or after the citation?

I have been looking for the answer to this for some time. I get close, but never find the exact answer (or question for that matter). In the following sentence, should the comma fall after "...
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Is a comma between adjacent quoted phrases in the same sentence unnecessary?

This is a quote from Larry Wilmore's performance at the 2016 Correspondents' Dinner. One website wrote it as follows: "They just renamed ‘The Kelly File,’ ‘Becky with the good hair.’” I think the ...
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Quoting word list

I think this is probably a basic question, but I just cannot seem to decide how to correctly punctuate this passage: There is a part of the evaluation where the nurse goes through the words, "Foot,...
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Is it direct speech?

I have a question regarding the sentence below. If you say “I hate grammar,” you mean “I have a lot of difficulties with understanding rules how to use words correctly.” Is it direct speech ...
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Do you need to add quotation marks around a name sometimes?

I'm writing a sentence of the sort: There is a place known as Some Name by the XYZ. vs. There is a place known as "Some Name" by the XYZ. Would it be wrong the use qutation marks around ...
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on a gravestone do quotations written in italics also require quotation marks

When using a renowned poet's quote on a gravestone does one write the quote in italics and also use quotation marks around the quote?
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Quotes around non-technical terms?

I'm editing some technical papers that use industry specific terms but also common phrases and sets them in quotation marks. Examples: We will provide the client a two week "look ahead" ...
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How to punctuate quotes in dialogue

This one always gets me. I have a few issues, so I'm sorry if this becomes lengthy. I was wondering what the correct usage of grammar was in a sentence when a character quotes another. I've heard that ...
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Multi-paragraph Quotation Marks

Perhaps you can provide an answer regarding quotation marks on multi-paragraphs. I understand that each quoted paragraph begins with an open quotation mark and that only the last paragraph receives a ...